Abstract

The present production of fanned fish for human consumption represents a minor fraction of the total food supply. The prospects of increasing the production significantly are good. However, the genetic material available f°r fish farming is less domesticated and less genetically improved than in other farm animals. The need for long term genetic improvement programs for farmed fish is obvious. The long term breeding goal should be to establish specialized and high performing breeds for fish farming. The process of designing breeding programs for fish populations is discussed, and some solutions are suggested.

H. B Bentsen

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume XVI. Poultry, fish and horse genetics and breeding, growth and reproduction, immune response and disease resistance., , 149–158, 1990
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